The 2012 Volvo S80 in base form, with front-wheel drive and a roomy luxury-sedan interior, competes with the base Acura RL; compared to the RL, the S80's interior feels a bit more exciting, though the RL handles surprisingly well, especially in high-tech SH-AWD form.
For those who wish to be a little--okay, a lot--more flamboyant, the V-8-powered Jaguar XF is worth a serious look; the Jag’s interior is warm and smooth, while the Volvo is a bit cold and stark inside.
Both the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class are offered in V-8 versions with all-wheel drive, and their safety features rival those in the S80, but they can be considerably more expensive.
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|18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|Midsize||Mid-Size||Mid-Size||Midsize Car||Subcompact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan||2-Door Coupe E350 RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4dr Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Coupe|
|Automatic,||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|